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Staff of the Max Planck Institute

Prof. David B. Audretsch, Ph.D. Univ. Wisconsin - director until August 31, 2009

[Prof. David Bruce Audretsch]

Prof. David Bruce Audretsch,
Ph.D. Univ. Wisconsin

Director Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy until August 31, 2009
Max Planck Institute of Economics,
Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group
Kahlaische Straße 10
D-07745 Jena
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Curriculum Vitae

David B. Audretsch is the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. He also serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In addition, he is an Honorary Professor at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Research Professor at Durham University, a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University, an External Director of Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economics, and is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London).

Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. Professor Audretsch is ranked as the 21st most cited scholar in economics and business, 1996-2006. He has received support for his research from a broad spectrum of foundations and government agencies, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Academy of Science, U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation. His research has been published in over one hundred scholarly articles in the leading academic journals. His books include Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, with Oxford University Press in 2006 and The Entrepreneurial Society, also with Oxford University Press in 2007. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the 2001 International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Augsburg.

He has consulted with the World Bank, National Academy of Sciences, U.S. State Department, United States Federal Trade Commission, General Accounting Office and International Trade Commission as well as the United Nations, Commission of the European Union, the European Parliament, the OECD, as well as numerous private corporations, state governments, and a number of European Governments. He is a member of the Advisory Board to a number of international research and policy institutes, including the Zentrum fuer Europaeisch Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW, Centre for Economic Research), Mannheim, the Deutsches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Analysis), the Basque Institute for Competitiveness, the Deutsche Telekom Foundation, and the Swedish Foundation for Research on Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Present Position

Director Group "Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy" at Max Planck Institute of Economics, 2004 - 2009

Ameritech Chair of Economic Development

Director, Institute for Development Strategies, July 1, 1998 - present

Affiliated Positions

Honorary Professor at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, 2008

Visiting Professor, Center for Entrepreneurship, Durham Business School, Durham, England, 2003-2006

International Research Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics, Kiel, Germany 2003

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography, Indiana University, July 1998 - present

Research Professor, Zentrum fuer Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW, Centre for Economic Research), Mannheim, Germany, 2002 - presenty

Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, 1992 - present

Visiting Research Fellow, EIM Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Business, Zotermeer, The Netherlands, 1997-present

Previous Positions

Professor of Economics, Georgia State University, 1997

Visiting Research Professor, Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, 1997

Research Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, 1985-1997

Acting Director, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, 1989-1991

Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, 1980 - August 1987 (on leave June 1985 - August 1987)

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